Due to the pandemic there will be no Thunderbird Sailing Club or other events held at the Boat House in April or May. The Park remains open but under state guidelines for social distancing. We continue to monitor the situation and will make a decision about events scheduled in June. Please stay safe.
Between our monthly meetings, our racing schedule, special events, and other rentals, there is a lot happening at our boathouse! Check the calendar and join us at any of our monthly membership meetings.
Melges Performance Sailboat’s new dinghy for high-performance sailing and training provide a new alternative in the doublehanded market, poised to grow with an expected resurgence of small-boat sailing in the COVID-19 era.
The High Sierra Regatta, an iconic California event in the Sierra Nevada for trailerable boats, will be cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. At an elevation of 6955-feet, drought conditions halted racing in 2014 and 2015, with this health crisis as the latest incident for host Fresno Yacht Club. Planned in 2020 for […]
World Sailing provides a compilation of sailing footage: • The first post-COVID-19 regatta? • A throwback to some spectacular capsizes at 2012 World Cup regattas. • Piano playing and sailing on the Huon River. • A focus on the M32 multihull. • Some of the best Laser sailing from around the world. Video uploaded May […]
After needing to cancel the 2020 Melges 24 World Championship due to the coronavirus pandemic, which was to be held May 1-9 in Charleston, SC, the International Melges 24 Class Association has confirmed the 2021 World title will be held in Charleston, SC. “I’d like to thank Randy Draftz for his willingness to pull together […]
Water ballast is no longer the preserve of ocean racing yachts, it can now be found on performance cruisers and smaller racing boats. Pip Hare shares her top tips for using itThe JPK 1030 features transfer pipe and inspection hatches. Photo: Jean-Marie Lio No two water ballast systems seem to be the same, but the […]
Marc van Peteghem of French design leaders VPLP talks extreme foiling, cruising cats and sustainability with Sam FortescueVPLP co-founder Marc van Peteghem. Photo: VPLP Design With Lagoon catamarans at one end of the spectrum and world-girdling Ultime class trimarans at the other, there’s not much …Continue reading » The post Marc van Peteghem interview: Up […]
A novice sailor’s unhealthy enthusiasm for rough weather is doused by the muddy brown waters of the East CoastDick Durham and Almita are right at home on the East Coast. Photo: Tim Cornall Dick Durham knows the East Coast of England better than most. He has sailed it, both deep water and shoal, …Continue reading […]